UTD-MHAD: A Multimodal Dataset for Human Action Recognition Utilizing a Depth Camera and a Wearable Inertial Sensor Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2015 IEEE. Human action recognition has a wide range of applications including biometrics, surveillance, and human computer interaction. The use of multimodal sensors for human action recognition is steadily increasing. However, there are limited publicly available datasets where depth camera and inertial sensor data are captured at the same time. This paper describes a freely available dataset, named UTD-MHAD, which consists of four temporally synchronized data modalities. These modalities include RGB videos, depth videos, skeleton positions, and inertial signals from a Kinect camera and a wearable inertial sensor for a comprehensive set of 27 human actions. Experimental results are provided to show how this database can be used to study fusion approaches that involve using both depth camera data and inertial sensor data. This public domain dataset is of benefit to multimodality research activities being conducted for human action recognition by various research groups.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, C., Jafari, R., & Kehtarnavaz, N.

citation count

  • 289

publication date

  • September 2015